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This Month’s Focus: Packaging

How the new political climate could affect pharmaceutical packaging

With business people now in charge, the federal government may finally look to blister packaging and better labeling to improve health outcomes and reduce costs.

Back Page: Serialization: Too late to start?

Establishing a compliant serialization process is a major undertaking. If you haven’t already begun, you need to act now.

General Features

Identifying and controlling segregation in tablet press feed systems

This article describes the modes of segregation that can occur in tablet press feed systems and how to assess which mode dominates. It also provides design strategies to overcome segregation and uses a five-ingredient formulation as an example to illustrate the principles discussed.

Recent advances in tabletting research

Research devoted to powder compression and tablet manufacturing is developing fast and offers new insight and techniques to formulation scientists. This article summarizes some of the tabletting research conducted at the author’s laboratory.

Dissolution of oil-filled softgels: Formulation and analytical development

This article describes how the authors selected the gelatin and plasticizer used in the shell of an oil-filled softgel formulation. It also presents a case study in which a Design of Experiments (DoE) approach is used to establish a dissolution test suitable for the softgel product.

Eye on Excipients: Silica

This edition of the column summarizes the benefits of using silica to enhance the bioavailability of poorly soluble APIs.

July Content

Self-emulsifying nutraceutical delivery systems (SENDS)

Tablet tooling: Tips to increase uptime and reduce maintenance

Choosing a gelatin for softgel formulations

Issue Focuses

January: Capsule Filling

March: Outsourcing

April: Coating

May: Packaging

June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook

July: Excipients & Formulation

September: Tabletting

October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance

November: Annual Buyer’s Guide

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Capsule Filling
Granulation & Drying
Outsourcing: Formulation, Manufacturing, Packaging, Research & Lab Services
1. Counters/Bottle Fillers
2. Dedusters
1. Test & Inspection Equipment
2. Multi-layer Tabletting
1. Particle Size: Reduction, Separation, & Analysis
2. Powder Transfer & Containment
Solid Dosage Sourcebook
Excipients & Formulation
1. Tooling
2. Mixers & Blenders
Liquid Capsule Filling
Quality, Validation, & Regulatory Compliance
1. Blister Packaging
2. Tablet & Capsule Identification
Annual Buyer’s Guide
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Buyers Guide
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